2014 Domaine Marc Colin Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Caillerets"

SKU #1251066 93 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 An attractively perfumed and highly nuanced nose offers up of primarily white orchard fruit, acacia blossom, petrol and wet stone where there are background nuances of citrus and spice. There is very good richness and an intense minerality to the sleek medium weight flavors that offer outstanding complexity and persistence on the clean and notably dry finish. Good stuff and again, this is worth your attention.  (6/2016)

91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2014 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru les Caillerets, like the Champs Gain, is backward and sultry on the nose, eventually opening with struck match and granite scents but never really letting go. The palate is fresh and vibrant on the entry with a fine line of acidity, lemongrass and white pepper enlivening the finish that perhaps just needs a touch more nervosité. Nevertheless, I suspect this will lie at the top of my banded score by the time of bottling. (NM)  (12/2015)

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By: Dulcinea Gonzalez | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/16/2016 | Send Email
This is my favorite splurge bottle in Burgundy at the moment. Classic, super fresh and built for the mid-term. Beginning with a pretty floral nose with a hint of honey. The mid-palate shows layers of stone fruit and hits that perfect balance of richness off set by striking clean, acidity and minerality. Buy this bottle, and drink like a King/ Queen. Super recommended!

By: Heather Vander Wall | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/1/2016 | Send Email
This wine reaches a whole new level of excellence. Like many good premier cru and grand cru white Burgundies, the richness and weight of the palate is very striking in this wine. When I encounter a wine like this, I'm at a loss to understand how it can combine such soft round fruit, deep nutty texture and luxurious body with vibrant acidity, lift, and long-lasting stony notes. This wine embodies the mystique that great white Burgundies possess, which is both incredibly subtle and persistent.

By: Philip Bohorfoush | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/29/2016 | Send Email
The Domaine Marc Colin white burgundies are consistently one of Burgundy’s best values. The wines are very precise with superb definition. The estate is now run by Marc’s children Damien, Joseph, and Caroline. Marc’s eldest son Pierre-Yves split off with his holdings to start the impressive Domaine Pierre-Yves Colin Morey in 2005. The premier cru vineyard “Les Caillerets” lies on the upper slope of the village on leaner, chalky soils and is one of Chassagne-Montrachets finest vineyards with Ruchottes and La Romanée. The 2014 “Les Caillerets” is floral and aromatic along with notes of quince, nectarine, anjou pear and crystalline minerality. There is excellent purity with the classic “Les Caillerets” detail and finesse on the lingering finish. Highly recommended.

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Chassagne Montrachet

- A long, wandering village in the Côte de Beaune. Fortunately, what the workaday village lacks in charm, the wines more than make up for. Most famous for its white wines, which are lovely and delicate, Chassagne-Montrachet actually produces more red than white wine. It is one of the few places in the Côte D'Or where both red and white wines are produced from Premier Cru vineyards. The Grands Crus are Montrachet, Bâtard Montrachet (both shared with the neighboring village of Puligny) and Criots Bâtard Montrachet.